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September 2019

  • 15th September 2019 - Sunday
  • State Capitol
  • 1100 Congress Avenue, Austin, .

Annual Fiesta de El Grito de Independencia

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, the Austin-Saltillo Sister City Committee,  the City of Austin, Univision, the State Preservation Board, and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Austin’s annual Fiesta de El Grito de Independencia is a musical celebration and historical re-enactment of Mexico’s call for independence from Spain.  The event takes place each year on the South Steps of the State Capitol. The Fiesta de El Grito, located on the grounds of the State Capitol since 2013, has…

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International Political Risk: Implications for Business Leaders with DJ Peterson

In collaboration with the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence at St. Edward’s University, the World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to present Dr. DJ Peterson at the next meeting of the Central Texas International Business Coalition.  Our guest speaker, Dr. DJ Peterson, is President of Longview Global Advisors. Dr. Peterson has 28 years of research and consulting experience focusing on politics, economics, business, technology, and society.  Prior to founding Longview Global Advisors in 2013, he held senior positions at Eurasia…

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Trade, Technology and the New Global Political Order

The World Affairs Council of Austin in partnership with the Kozmetsky Center is pleased to have Dr. DJ Peterson, Founder of Longview Global Advisors in Austin.  Dr. Peterson will share his perspective on the looming U.S.-China trade war;  U.S-Mexico/Latin America business and trade relations in the context of hardened border policies; the use of tariffs to achieve American global strategic priorities in the Middle East, East Asia and Latin America; and Brexit’s impact on the European Union’s cohesion and prospects for…

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October 2019

Fourth Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit

Texas – Latin America Business Summit Helps Texas Companies Access Nearshore Expanding Markets The World Affairs Council of Austin will present the Fourth Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit on October 3, 2019.  Forbes reported in March that LATAM’s economy has the potential to grow faster than that of Asia.  The Summit brings trade promotion experts and business decision-makers together for panels and meetings.  The event is a unique face-to-face opportunity for Austin corporate representatives to make connections and learn about…

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Business Briefing Featuring H.E. David Bakradze, the Republic of Georgia’s Ambassador to the USA

In recent years, Georgia has been working to strengthen their own technology and innovation ecosystem with the help of the U.S. technology industry. The government of Georgia supported the establishment of entrepreneurial programs StartUp Grind Tbilisi and Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency. H.E. David Bakradze, Ambassador of Georgia to the USA, and his delegation, will provide an overview of specific opportunities available to central Texas businesses. Georgia is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Georgia is recognized…

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Populism and Nationalism on the Rise: A German Perspective

October 24 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin, TX, 78705, United States. + Google Map

       2019 is Deutschlandjahr USA.  To commemorate the Year of German-American Friendship, please join us for dinner and a special presentation on 'Populism and Nationalism on the Rise: A German Perspective." Our guest speaker, Dr. Stefan Schlüter, will provide special insight on contemporary Germany in the context of its history, German-Israeli relations, Jewish life in Germany, and the rise of anti-Semitism and populism in Europe. Dr. Schlüter joined the German Foreign Office in 1979 and draws upon his impressive foreign service…

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Accessing the European Market via Dublin

The next meeting of the Central Texas International Business Coalition will feature guest speaker Lorcan Tyrrell, Head of Development at Dublin Airport Central. Dublin Airport Central is Ireland’s next generation urban quarter, located just 50 yards from Terminal 2 at the Airport. Specifically targeted at international companies who want a European hub office with ease of access to both the EU and US markets, Dublin Airport Central is the ideal location for any US business to start or expand in…

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U.S. Army Major General (Ret.) Mari K. Eder Discusses the “Information Apocalypse”

The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to partner with the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University in welcoming U.S. Army Major General (Ret.) Mari K. Eder, PhD to Austin.  Dr. Eder will assess the erosion in confidence regarding public information and suggesting ways that we might safeguard society from disinformation. Maj. Gen. Eder will share her perspective on the media and information in influencing perceptions of institutions, public leaders and elections.  The lecture will analyze developments in the…

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November 2019

  • 16th November 2019 - Saturday
  • St. Edwards University
  • 3001 S Congress Avenue, Austin, TX.
  • no-RSVP-needed

French Market Day Celebrating the Austin-Angers Sister Cities

The World Affairs Council of Austin invites you to attend French Market Day at St. Edward’s University.  Feast on mouth watering food from French inspired chefs and demos for the culinary curious. We will have film screenings curated by the director of the Angers Film Festival. French morning cartoons, sing alongs, and story time presented by the Austin Public Library for the kiddos. For the big kids at heart St. Edwards will be hosting French language lessons, music, film, dance,…

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December 2019

Be Part of Aguascalientes (Mexico) – Business Opportunities Briefing

December 5 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Consulate General of México in Austin, 5202 E. Ben White Blvd, Suite 150, Austin, 78741, United States. + Google Map

Attend this seminar and learn why Texas companies should consider doing business in Aguascalientes Aguascalientes belongs to the “Bajío Region” -- Mexico’s most important development pole and most influential IT cluster.  Sharing the same time zone with Texas facilitates and enables more efficient communications and logistics. Aguascalientes enjoys a demographic bonus with an average population age of 25. As one of the most educated States in Mexico, Aguascalientes features a wide offering of university and technical schools.  It has one…

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